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Unformatted text preview: IT IS THE PRESENT DAY, AND YOU’RE LIVING IN JERSEY (YOUR POOR BASTARD), WHICH IS ABOUT TO BECOME HOST TO VILLAINS FROM AFAR. THANKFULLY, THERE’S A FAT MAN SOMEWHERE FINDING FIRST GEAR IN HIS NEW CAR. HIS GIANT ROBOT CAR START WITH 1000 CP ORIGINS DROP­IN + + ­ ­ Some crazy bastard has a giant robot car No pesky memories No useful memories You don’t get to drive the giant robot car Ugh. The entire multiverse to experience, and you somehow landed in Jersey. You could reduce the entire place to rubble and it’d be an improvement. Oh. Someone just did. You totally called it, this ​ is​ an improvement. + + ­ ­ DRIVER You have a giant robot car You have a ​ GIANT ROBOT CAR You get a lot of hostile attention for the giant robot car You live in your mom’s basement When Coop­ your brother­ needed those two bucks to pay for MEGAS XLR, you were the one that actually had it on hand. You’ve got a sort of joint ownership thing going on, but you’re mainly the battle pilot while Coop keeps MEGAS maintained and upgraded. + + ­ ­ SHOTGUN Your buddy has a giant robot car Nobody expects anything from you Nobody expects anything from you You don’t get to drive the giant robot car Your brother­ Jamie­ is a lazy, cynical, cowardly loser. You might not be too different. Either way, when his best friend, Coop, started playing around with a giant mecha from the future, he chickened out and cut ties­ but you got interested, and somehow managed to strike a claim on Shotgun. + + ­ ­ BACKSEAT You’ve been through future­space­basic You were part of the team that modified Megas XLR Neanderthals have modded Megas so you can’t pilot Memories of war unending­ and being on the losing side Hundreds of years in the future, humanity is a subjugated race with a government in exile, victims of the Glorft Empire­ think snot coloured tentacle faced slug­lamia­ for… whatever reason. You’re part of an elite team working on modifying a captured a Glorft prototype war machine for human use, and one of the two tapped to eventually pilot M.E.G.A.S. After it was sent back in time, you and Kiva Andru tracked it down in the early 2000s­ basically prehistory. Downside? So did the Glorft. PERKS ­ 100 CP (Free to Origin) 200 CP (50% to Origin) 400 CP (50% to Origin) 600 CP (50% to Origin) DROP­IN DRIVER SHOTGUN BACKSEAT Jersey Instincts I don’t know nothin’ Slacker Engineer It takes work to be this lazy. So long as harm isn’t meant for You have the uncanny habit So lazy that you can’t work You’re a talented and you­ you personally, or as a of forgetting erroneous up the energy to suffer knowledgeable member of an enemy group­ information and not factoring emotional peaks. At will you multidiscipline engineer, an instinct will guide you to it into your plans and may decide to replace an particularly skilled in safe spots to prevent you from learning­ you still ‘know’ it, emotion before it begins with everything you could ever being collateral, should you but you just never seem to apathy. Can also be applied need to maintain Megas and obey it. consider it. to corruption and mind similar war machines. control effects. Two Bucks Three Item Rant Lovable Coward Kickass! You know how stores have ‘up to 90% off’ and then a ​ single item that’s actually 90% off? No more. The best percent modifier a vendor has now applies to everything they’re buying or selling. So long as you have three grievances you can pin on your foe­ or at least get angry about around your foe­ you can pull out perfect peak performance powered by your anger, your decision making unmarred by the same anger. So long as your character flaws don’t result in physical or monetary harm, people are extremely likely to not pay them much mind, not growing offended or hurt. You can kick ass like few others­ even if your enemy doesn’t have an ass. While this does make you competent combatant, it’s real strength is in allowing you to apply your combat experience to nonhuman combatants without penalty. You! Dig! Giant Robots! Acceptable Damages Best Seats in the House Homing Beacon Overwhelming displays of awesome, power, prowess, dominance and the like can elicit a variety of responses: you can strongly influence the emotional reaction of observers of your feats­ from fear, jealousy, and dismissal to awe, worship, and impressed. Any time you cause collateral damage, it will be guided to your foes’ assets. Any damage you cause to neutral or allied to you assets will turn out to be superficial, if not somehow beneficial. If you remain passive, events will conspire to put you in just the right place to properly appreciate all the action and fallout. Warning! Rarely the best for effecting a change to events. All items have a unique quantum fingerprint. You may focus on a name or mental image of anything you’ve ever built or maintained to get a distance and direction of the item and a rough idea of its condition. Call Back Context Sensitive Buttons Stopgap Hero Mind/Machine Interface This is your get out of shit free card. Once per week, you’ll receive a strange impulse that makes you seem foolish, insensitive, or stupid. You know better though­ if you obey it, the impulse will have snowballed into a great situational advantage in your next challenging conflict. The universe needs heroes. Any interface you use will But sometimes, for whatever have ‘always had’ a primary reason, they’re indisposed. or alternate interface that is The important thing is Bad mapped exactly as you’d Things are going to happen like and expect. It is intuitive unless someone steps up to to use, clearly­ yet the plate. humorously­ informative, and as generalized or niche That’s you; if you’re filling in specific as you need at that for someone that’s unable to exact moment. act, you can start pulling out As a side effect, video game their tricks, their attitude­ piloting skills now translate you have to be capable of it, 1:1 to real life. no new superpowers, but you’ll have the skills. Machines speak to you, and you speak to them. Touching a created item informs you of how it works, and what needs to be done to make it work as it should. Doesn’t directly help you innovate, but it does help reverse engineering and repair. If touching the controls, you may bypass them for mental control. GEAR ­ 50 CP (Free to Origin) 100 CP (50% to Origin) 200 CP (50% to Origin) DROP­IN DRIVER SHOTGUN BACKSEAT Lowbrow Retro Collection Reservation Jumpsuit It might have a different name, but it’s still Megas XLR. Except with a better budget and a third season. Enjoy your boxed set. Every console, controller, and game you can think of­ they’re all here. One condition: it has to run on a 16­bit processor or less. Chump Change Mega Slushie Machine Once an hour, you can conjure the local equivalent of 10 USD from your pocket, to be used immediately. You have a Mega Slushie machine. It magically has everything it needs to function, including power and an endless supply of disposable cups. Sweet Ride Monkey Wrench You are the proud owner of a vintage automobile that Normally takes the form of a exudes cool. Opening up the Monkey Wrench. If you hood reveals that it has a could expect to find it in a finely tuned modern engine. chop shop, then with a firm shake and thought, the Inexplicably, if attached to a Monkey Wrench will mech, spaceship, or the like, it perfectly imitate any serves as a perfectly functional handheld tool. command center. The universe itself believes Self cleaning, repairing, and you belong next to the driver more flattering and or pilot. So long as you comfortable than a Jumpsuit aren’t the driver, you will has any reason to be, this always be offered shotgun item is somehow never out or equivalent and you will of place, and equally suited never be begrudged for for working on machinery or taking it. fighting a dozen alien punks. Nullspace Computer Subscription The Magazine will find itself You have a computer tower to you once a week. It you can summon from and contains a selection of all banish to nullspace, allowing the most personally you to upgrade it but interesting articles, otherwise keep it safe. You photographs, and news that may summon holographic any publication has released interfaces for it at will. in the past week. Panic Button 0­D for Dummies In the true spirit of Megas XLR, this button will appear if you have need of it. It immediately alerts allies to your circumstances and location. A set of textbooks that explain the basics of hyper­ dimensional structures, most potent in making spaces with overlapping existences. In layman’s terms, use tech to make expanded spaces and parts that don’t exist in real space. Warning! Extremely energy intensive. COMPANIONS 100 CP Cooplowski It defies explanation, but if you supply him with videogames and junk food, he will display savant like skill to repair, maintain and improve ​ anything​ even remotely technologic. Jamie Kiva Andru Um. Okay? She’s an ace mech pilot from a dark future, martial artist capable of kicking every kind of alien ass in the galaxy, and an engineer literally centuries ahead of the curve. Also has an excellent grasp of small unit tactics and strategy, and is an adept military advisor. COMPLICATIONS Maximum +600CP before 150% bonuses + 100 CP (150% to Origin) 200 CP (150% to Origin) 300 CP (150% to Origin) DROP­IN DRIVER SHOTGUN BACKSEAT Captain Obvious Where’s First Gear? Cowardice Endless Cheesy Pickup Lines Thank you for stating the brutally obvious​ . You’re compelled to maintain a running narration, and not even of useful info, just what everyone else can tell anyways. You’re never going to win out of the gate with this Complication­ you begin all conflict at 20% of your potential and slowly ramp up as it continues. You’re a coward, and you won’t find any thrills or enjoyment in this jump, convinced you’re as frail as a mere mortal and mentally exaggerating all dangers. Those that repulse you­ by appearance or personality­ will constantly hit on you and make poor innuendo. They can’t take a hint, and some may grow violent when spurned. Coop Cleanup Crew What does this button do? Strikeout Prehistoric Yahoo You know how by the start of the next episode, all the buildings and infrastructure were magically repaired? Yeah, that’s your job. For the next ten years. Earth only, at least. All combat powers are stripped from you and have become modules for Megas XLR during this jump. This is a complication; trying to reverse engineer these tech versions of your powers will make them self destruct, losing them for this Jump. You can’t charm anyone. You somehow offend all but the most laidback and understanding. Those who know you well are resistant. All your hard won achievements will be outshone by the bumbling luck of someone else. PopTV My Own Worst Enemy I (Don’t) Got Your Back Wait, explain it to me again? The Glorft have hatched a You are explicitly useless for A blood knight version of scheme to prevent MEGAS the duration of this jump. yourself has already from ever being sent back in You’ll never be able to conquered their universe, time; killing the ancestors of contribute anything but the Any and all stray attacks from and five years into your stay the MEGAS project. most underwhelmingly minor Megas XLR will target you with will tear a hole across things­ like commentary and unnerving accuracy and dimensions to conquer Anyways, point is, you’ve pessimism. Everyone will persistence. yours. Has all your powers now been given a squishy (accurately) peg you as the (but all your drawbacks too), mortal to protect from yearly weak link in their conflicts but only interested in a ‘fair’ attacks (new year’s day); with MEGAS. Hope Coop fight to the death. they die and can’t be feels like saving your ass... rezzed? Jumpchain ends. MOVING ON Standard post­jump stuff: Drawbacks are undone, memories can be accessed but don’t effect you, etc, etc. You Can Drop Me Off Now Living Here In Jersey Villains From Afar You’ve had enough, you’re packing up, you’re going home. Somehow, Jersey has grown on you; you’ve decided to stick around. The universe is a big place; the multiverse is a bigger one. Put the pedal to the medal! ...
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